I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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WORTHINGTON -- Nine years ago, Worthington became home to the first Wal-Mart supercenter in Minnesota. That was a long time ago, however, and according to current store manager Jeff Fouch, it's time for a change.
WORTHINGTON -- A day after Nobles County Democrats coordinated a press conference to speak of missing signs for presidential candidate Barack Obama, area Republicans made it clear their rivals aren't alone in the problem of theft and vandalism. Zuby Jansen of Worthington, a past Nobles County Republicans chair who remains active with the party, began distributing yard signs from her home right around King Turkey Day. It wasn't long before thefts begin, she said. "It's been happening all along," she explained of the stolen signs.
WORTHINGTON -- Two years ago this Christmas, Sarah Hayenga was given a present she won't forget. Hayenga, who has been married to husband Craig for 14 years, still has the piece of the paper that details that Christmas gift -- a lot in Worthington's Woodland Ridge, located in the area surrounding the nolonger-standing Crippled Children's School building. At that time, they had been living on Smith Avenue while looking for new home. "We had looked at houses for a couple years and hadn't found one," Hayenga recalled.
WORTHINGTON -- Just as Brad Lowery crossed the finish line in the Turkey Day 10K Saturday morning, a light rain began to fall. Talk about beating the weather -- and the rest of the field. Lowery, of Brookings, S.D., ran at the front of the pack virtually the whole race and went on to capture the men's division of the 10K in a time of 31:15.
WORTHINGTON -- Happy new year! Many of the folks that picked up Friday's Daily Globe probably noticed something right away that none of us did -- we had the incorrect date at the very top of the front page. The date, of course, wasn't Friday, January 1, 2008. Not even close -- it's swimming season, not snow season, and it's Nobles County Fair Week, for goodness sake. So why the big-time boo-boo?
WORTHINGTON -- A 30,927-square-foot Fareway supermarket will be part of Worthington's business landscape sometime next year, it was revealed Tuesday night at a meeting of the Worthington Planning Commission. Commission members, in a recommendation to be passed along to the Worthington City Council for its consideration, unanimously granted plat approval of 15.31 acres of land acquired by Fareway Stores Inc., of Boone, Iowa, earlier this summer.
It's official: There will be a local option sales tax question on the City of Worthington's general election ballot this November. Council members voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the placing of a city question ballot before voters at the general election Nov. 4, and approved the form of the question ballot.
"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." So goes the beginning of the Declaration of Independence, adopted July 4, 1776 -- 232 years ago Friday -- by the Second Continental Congress.
WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota is a long, long way from Hawaii, but for Amy Teerink, life's still about the beach. Teerink, 21, is managing The Beach Nook, located on Worthington's Centennial Beach, this summer, returning to her hometown after living in an environment quite different from southwest Minnesota. "I was in Hawaii for 10 months and lived on Maui," Teerink said. "It was just for adventure -- it sounded good, and I didn't have anything holding me back. But I missed my family a lot and missed the wide-open spaces.
WORTHINGTON -- It's been a long, wet spring for farmers around the region, but respectable yields remain a good possibility, according to a crops specialist with the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Center in Worthington. Lizabeth Stahl said last week that while crops have been set back by significant springtime moisture as well as cool tempereratures, there's still time for recovery. "We're behind, but we could be more behind," Stahl said.